Originally Posted by whoopee
If you do go with three buttons, stay away from the peak. They almost always end up looking abbreviated, disallowed from flourishing in dramatic glory (think a nice morning coat).
Straight pockets is a good idea for you first suit.
Do you have a fabric design and weight in mind>?
Good points. In suiting tend to favor midweight fabrics -- mostly for trouser wear (I generally feel more comfortable in a slightly more substantial fabric). However, I could go for something lighter on this one. I have two Kiton jackets (one in cashmere and linen and one in cashmere and silk) that I love. I also have a Zegna 15milmil15 that I love.
Color and style are issues. I have several suits ... There are more than what's listed here but this is what comes to mind at present (still at the office):Solid suits
1 med/charcoal gray / flannel* / 3 button [Neiman Marcus]
1 med/lighter gray / flannel / 2 button [Canali]
1 dark charcoal / tropical / 3 button [BB]
1 light gray / super 120s / DB [Purple Label - England]
1 navy / super 140s(?) / 3 cutton [Abboud collection]
1 khaki cotton 3 button summer suit
1 tan linen 3 button summer suit
1 black / tropical / 3 button [BB]Striped / pattern suits
1 dark charcoal dot-stripe suit [Purple Label - England]
1 lighter gray glen plaid / flannel / 3 piece [Hickey Freeman]1 taupe/gray chalks tripe / flannel / 3 piece [Hickey Freeman]
1 chocolate brown chalk stripe / flannel / DB [Isaia]
1 navy chalk stripe / flannel / DB [HF]
1 navy thin stripe / tropical / 3 button [Valentio]
1 medium brown windowpane / midweight / 3 button [Vestimenta]
1 medium gray (with subtle windowpane) / heavy / 3 button [Oxxford]
* I use "flannel" to refer to heavier weight fabrics, not all are actual flannel
I wouldn't mind a medium gray (not charcoal) lighter suit but I don't want my decision to depend on what I already have. As I mentioned before, I may sell off some of my RTW items (I'm heavy in the grays) and want this to be my "go to" suit. A navy suit could be great, but I wonder why I haven't been more attracted to these to date.